Between the Land and the Sea

The House Group


Tuesday 6 - Sunday 11 August 2019

10 am - 5 pm

Admission free


Between the Land and the Sea explores the beauty of the Devon coastline and the challenges it faces. The centrepiece of the exhibition is a giant Kraken - a sea monster made from beach trash, stretching through the length of the art gallery.
Other works include photographs and audio-visual work of the Devon coastline by Rod Birtles, and Alison Theaker’s sculptures made of plastic beach litter, prints made using natural materials such as pebbles and seaweed, and other equally creative mixed media works.
There will also be poems by children from Thurlestone, Charleton and West Alvington primary schools created as part of an education project.

Activities for children during the exhibition will be listed on the group’s Facebook page.

The House Group was founded in 2012 for the successful Loving the Beach exhibition. Members Alison Theaker and Rod Birtles are regular exhibitors at Harbour House in open art exhibitions as well as in House Group shows. Using natural and recycled materials Alison and Rod constructed an arts trail in the woods at Delamore Arts in May 2014, including a giant rain stick, 12 feet long, and a set of chimes made from old sash weights.

Alison’s most recent pieces of work contain items found on beaches in the West Country and the Red Sea, Australia, Massachusetts, Maine and Nantucket, and were inspired as she completed the South West Coast path walk.

In addition to being an accomplished photographer Rod has designed, initiated and implemented projects such as Devon Wildlife Trust’s annual Wildlife Festival and has planned concerts in venues as diverse as Carnegie Hall, New York, Milton Keynes Shopping Centre and a library van. Closer to home and in a voluntary capacity he has booked and managed Concerts on the Quay, a series of summer concerts and theatre performances on behalf of Kingsbridge Town Council.

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